§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many game licences were issued in the 1989–90 season; and what were the net revenues to his Department from the issue of such licences.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
47,432 game licences were issued in Great Britain in the financial year 1989–90 and £245,812 was raised in revenue. The costs of issuing game licences are borne by the Home Office and came to a total of £172,406, but the revenue passes to local authorities.